Courtney’s choir class at school held their “Spring Concert” tonight, a subject I’ve touched on before. Ratio of religious to non-religious songs for the evening was roughly half and that was mainly because there were two pop songs performed. One by a soloist and one by a small group of six girls. Both of the pop songs sounded like the kids had been given a hit of speed before they started as the music was easily twice as fast as normal.
When you consider that one of the songs was I Will Survive, which isn’t a slow song by any means, that ends up being quite a feat. The poor girl singing it held the mic too close and ended up sounding like an emasculated Scooby Doo imitating Gloria Gaynor.
Per usual the kids did a good job with even a tough song like Sanctus. Anne had class this evening so I ended up attending by myself which allowed me to chuckle more than usual at the overheard conversations of the more, white-bread, residents of this suburban community. I thought it was also somewhat surreal to watch a bunch of middle class white kids sing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot without really understanding much about the song’s background.
I betcha Eric could do a mean rendition of Swing Low…